The worlds leading single brand travel franchise


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The Brand

UNIGLOBE Travel International was founded by franchising entrepreneur U. Gary Charlwood in Vancouver, Canada in 1979 and opened its first franchise location in 1981.

Already co-founder of the very successful CENTURY 21 Canada master franchise and experienced in the tourism and airline industries, Charlwood recognised that the franchise system developed for real estate could be very effective in the travel industry.

From its Canadian roots, the UNIGLOBE franchise model quickly spread across Canada and the United States in the 1980's, Europe in the 1990's and Asia, Africa, The Middle East, Australasia and Central and South America in the new millennium.

Today, UNIGLOBE travel management companies (TMCs) and Global Partners serve small-to-mid-size corporate accounts and vacation travellers in more than 60 countries, with annual system-wide sales of approximately $4 billion. UNIGLOBE continues to look for strategic expansion opportunities worldwide in its ongoing quest to be the brand of choice for its primary target market of business travellers.

For more than 30 years, UNIGLOBE has been a strong voice for the travel industry, thanks to the international influence of Charlwood. He is the founding chair of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Corporate Advisory Council - a body of the most influential travel management companies in the world - and an inductee to the ASTA Hall of Fame. He is also in the Hall of Fame of the International Franchise Association - the world's largest and most respected association in franchising. He is the first Canadian to hold this distinction.


We Know the Business of Travel Management.

At UNIGLOBE, our unique competitive advantage is derived from thirty years as a leader in the ever-changing world of global travel.

Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned travel veteran, by aligning yourself with the UNIGLOBE Travel brand you will benefit from being part of a recognised global brand while retaining your entrepreneurial independence.

UNIGLOBE’s travel solutions which includes business systems for marketing, sales and operations, online and mobile booking platforms, lucrative target-based incentives and at-source commissions, will enable you to overcome the challenges of today's fast changing travel industry and take your business to the next level. UNIGLOBE provides you with the product and marketing tools to provide tailor-made vacations.

UNIGLOBE Travel provides the discerning traveller with a total travel solution. From travel policy compliance, duty of care, efficient processing, best pricing and intelligent analytics, UNIGLOBE’s online and expert systems ensure business trips meet each customer’s exacting requirements.

While the business travel sector comprises the primary target market, UNIGLOBE also serves the meetings, incentive, conference and events or MICE sector. Leisure travellers represent a growing market sector for UNIGLOBE franchisees, especially the more discerning frequent independent travellers.


Explore many of the exciting benefits UNIGLOBE has to offer:

Gain a Competitive Edge:
There is formidable competition between new brands to grab a share of the travel management market. As an independent travel professional, it is more challenging than ever to stand out from the crowd and sell your expertise.

Technology & Processes:
UNIGLOBE offers exclusive technology for efficient transactions, business management, budgeting, marketing, and financial control. We also grant you access to preferred rates and commissions otherwise unavailable in your local market.

Revenue Enhancement:
UNIGLOBE has strong relationships with top suppliers in the travel industry, including those who offer value-added services such as carbon offset programs and 24-hour traveller rescue support. Our global buying power means lower per unit costs for you and your clients.

Skills & Knowledge:
With easy access to the internet and consumer travel reviews, customers are likely to land on your doorstep armed with knowledge about your company and product offerings, as well as those of your nearest competitors.

Expert Consultation:
UNIGLOBE Travel International offers a full business development and consultation programme geared specifically for travel management company owners.

Are You Our Next Franchisee?

Global travel spending is projected to double by 2020. Are you positioned to win a share of the market?

Whether you are an entrepreneur seeking opportunities in the travel industry or already own a travel management company (TMC), UNIGLOBE can open doors to help you win new clients, attract referrals, lower supplier costs and gain market share.

Travel Management Company (TMC) Opportunities:
Business travel is becoming increasingly more global. As companies streamline in-house administration and search for TMCs to manage their complex travel needs, brand strength will put you on their radar.

Let Your Experience Shine:
As a UNIGLOBE Travel professional, you have the option of working for yourself or in one of our travel management company franchises around the world.

New To The World Of Corporate Travel:
If you are organised, entrepreneurial and dedicated to personal service, opportunities await you as a business owner in the travel management industry.

As a member of our global network, you can also earn opportunities to partner with UNIGLOBE locations worldwide on multinational corporate travel accounts.

Our experienced and entrepreneurial management team is always enhancing the UNIGLOBE suite of business and marketing tools to give you the advantage over your competition.